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New map pinpoints Lyme disease risk areas

Source: USA Today CONCORD, N.H. – Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The map, which … Continue reading

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Ways to empower kids to take charge of their health

Source: USA Today Sure, you can stock your fridge with nutritious snacks and offer a good example when it comes to exercise, but recent studies suggest that, just like grown-ups, kids need strong internal motivation (not micromanagement) in order to … Continue reading

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Strict fertility treatment bans in Europe draw criticism

Maria Cheng AP/USA Today LONDON (AP) — More than three decades after Britain produced the world’s first test-tube baby, Europe is a patchwork of restrictions for people who need help having a child. Many countries have strict rules on who … Continue reading

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Long use of any hormones raises women’s breast cancer risk

USA Today CHICAGO – New research suggests that long-term use of any type of hormones to ease menopause symptoms can raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It is already known that taking pills that combine estrogen and progestins — … Continue reading

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Vegans bash Starbucks for beetle coloring in frappuccinos

Bruce Horovits USA Today Starbucks has the vegan community seeing red over what it recently began using to color its Strawberry Frappuccinos: beetles. That’s beetles as in ground up cochineal beetles — mostly found in Mexico and South America. Gross … Continue reading

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Naked face project: Women try no-makeup experiment

Kim Painter USA Today Molly Barker, 51, and Caitlin Boyle, 27, also have stopped styling their hair, painting their nails, wearing jewelry, donning high heels or shaving anything. They call it The Naked Face Project. Their mission: To go two … Continue reading

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Healthy habits can help you live longer, despite genetics

Darla Carter USA Today When she was born 100 years ago, the Titanic had yet to sink. Beierle, who’s mentally sharp and lives on her own, suspects that she’s still around because of “good living,” which she describes as no … Continue reading

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Classes teach ‘first aid’ for mental health crises

Kim Painter USA Today “Are you thinking of killing yourself?” “Have you made a plan?” “Have you thought about how you would do it?” Esther Amagoh had just finished asking a classmate several questions like those when she raised a … Continue reading

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‘Pink slime’ eliminated from fast food, but not school lunches

Kusa Denver USA Today The U.S. Department of Agriculture told “The Daily” online newspaper that it’s buying 7 million more pounds of the “slime” for school lunch programs across the country. “All USDA ground beef purchases for the National School … Continue reading

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Years of research point to strain kids put on relationships

Sharon Jayson USA Today Sleep-deprived new parents snapping at each other isn’t exactly new comedy fodder, but there’s a twist on the relationship-havoc that babies cause in the new movie Friends with Kids that makes it clear you don’t have … Continue reading

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